Recent Migration and Visa Trends in New England and Implications for the Labor Market
Abstract: From 2010 to 2021, 56 percent of the total population growth in New England came from increases in foreign-born residents. The labor force participation rate of foreign-born residents in the region in 2022 was 4 percentage points higher than that of native-born residents. While numbers of J-1 visa workers and international students in the region have declined, overall temporary employment visa use in the region has continued to rise.
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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Part of Series: New England Public Policy Center Regional Brief
Publication Date: 2023-11-28